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Attendance Procedures

Attendance - Weston

When a child is absent, a parent should call school 715-359-4181, press 1 for attendance voicemail, by 9:00 a.m. to inform the office that the child will not be in attendance. If a family does not call to inform school about a student’s absence, the school will make a reasonable attempt to reach a parent at home or work. If the office is not able to contact a parent to get an explanation for an unreported absence, the absent child will be recorded as “unexcused”. Police may be called if we are concerned with the safety of the child. After a student has been absent, he or she should bring to school a written excuse signed by a parent. For doctor or dentist appointments, please bring a slip from their office to have the appointment considered as a medical excuse.  Absences beyond five per semester may need a doctor’s excuse. The only excused absences are those due to illness of the student, death in the family, a doctor or dentist appointment that cannot be scheduled after school hours, or whenever the principal considers that exemption from attendance is in the best interest of the student.

Students Who are Tardy

Children who arrive at school after the attendance bell will be considered tardy. When such cases occur with the parents’ knowledge, they should send an excuse explaining the reason for the tardiness. All children who are tardy must report to the office. The attendance secretary will make the necessary changes in the school attendance report.

Children who arrive at school after the attendance bell will be considered tardy. 

Students Leaving School Early

At times, it may be necessary for you to schedule an appointment, or an emergency occurs which requires an early release of your child(ren). Please send a note to school informing the teacher of the early release. Parents picking up students during the school day must always check in at the school office and sign him/her out. The teacher will then be contacted to dismiss the student. Parents may not remove students from a classroom, lunchroom, playground or location other than the office. Students will not be permitted to wait for parents in the parking lot or at a curbside location. This procedure will be followed for your child's protection.

Please send a note to school informing the teacher of the early release.

Changes for Student Pick-up During the Day

If a parent needs to change the plan for pick-up/bus drop-off at the end of a day, the parent must call the office and notify the secretary by 3:00 p.m. The secretary will relay the message to the teacher and the student. Do not email the child’s teacher or leave messages on their phone, as the teacher may not get the message before the end of the day.

If a parent needs to change the plan for pick-up/bus drop-off at the end of a day, the parent must call the office and notify the secretary by 3:00 p.m.

Student Arrival and Dismissal

Students who ride the school bus will arrive at school at 8:20 am. Students who walk to school or are driven by parents should plan to arrive at about the same time. Students will not be permitted to go to the classrooms earlier, since prior to that time, teachers are not available to provide necessary supervision. (The outer doors of the school are locked until 8:20 am and students are not permitted in the building prior to that time.) Children are not to remain after school or play on the playground unless it is an organized, coach-supervised practice or game. In the event that children return to the playground after dismissal, teachers or other school personnel will not be responsible for supervising their play or for accidents. If parents need before-school care for their child, Everest Adventure Care provides this program at school.

Pre-arranged Absence

Families should make a sincere effort to plan family vacations to correspond with the scheduled vacation days of the school year. This way, students will experience the best of both worlds; they can participate in educational vacations and not miss learning experiences at school. If your child will be absent for three or more days, parents should request a Pre-Arranged Absence Notification form from your school, complete it and turn it in to your child’s teacher. The form should be submitted one week prior to the intended absence. All students are expected to make up work missed. A completed form does not exempt your child from state/district attendance procedures.

If your child will be absent for three or more days, parents should request a Pre-Arranged Absence Notification form from your school, complete it and turn it in to your child’s teacher.

Highlights of the Attendance Section:
  • Call school when your child is absent
  • Tardy students must report in at the office
  • Parents may not remove students from classrooms or the playground
  • When returning from a doctor or dentist appointment, please bring a slip from their office to have the absence considered as a medical excuse.
  • Police may be called for the safety of the child.